Thanks for joining me on my reading journey. If you thought the title is mine, well it is not. It is a quote by William Faulkner, an American writer and a Nobel prize laureate.
I have been reading, passionately for more than 25 years now. I have also read more than 2,000 books.
I guess it explains this endeavor.
Reading has given me a lot of beautiful emotions. I will be talking a little more about this in the upcoming posts. I will also share plenty of my book reviews. Stay tuned!
You will also, soon enough, find an array of links and recommendations for books to read.
I will make it short for now. I usually don’t!
It would be good to introduce myself too! How I missed that! My name is Joanna. I am Lebanese and I live in Dubai. I am tri-lingual as most Lebanese people are (French, Arabic, and English). I am fairly fluent in Spanish as well. I practice yoga as much as I can. I have been working in all things HR: operations, consulting, and project management.
There are a few other things that you will discover as you read my posts.
Between writing posts, I read. Books have always kept me company. Have you ever come across a women with more books than clothes, shoes, and bags? That’s me! Stay around.
Insight: Did you know that Warren Buffett reads five to six hours per day?
This is a must-read. It is a sweeping attempt to explain not only poverty (1.29 billion people struggling to survive on less than USD 1.25 per day) but various forms of gut-wrenching world problems.
Sexy stories: know how to tell them but do not believe them. Every best seller is ephemeral. Realization is inwards.
My friend and frequent contributor Ken used to live in the Middle East where I got to meet him. He is not only passionate about this part of the world. He is also one among the few expats I know who embraces the Middle East and understands it.
You must have noticed the changes to the look and feel of my website. I hope you like it as much as I do.
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